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Steam Punk
« on: February 22, 2010, 02:49:37 PM »

So Steam Punk has hit North Carolina (although it hit Ohio few years back)

Whats everyone think about Steam Punk? The music, the clothing, books, Movies, arts, the entire thing?

Anyone partake in this new fad?
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 02:51:46 PM »

as far as Im concerned, steam punk is a literature genre. never heard that about music. I hate people labelling bands and music. I even clicked here thinking this was a thread about the literature.
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010, 02:54:12 PM »

Heck I didnt even know there was literature involved Go on tell me about it!

Seriously this whole thing is new and interesting and I want to know more !

What makes a book steampunk?
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 02:59:13 PM »

Heck I didnt even know there was literature involved Go on tell me about it!

Seriously this whole thing is new and interesting and I want to know more !

What makes a book steampunk?

Basically, Victorian or end of the 19ths with high technology.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 03:03:00 PM »

I also clicked on this thread, thinking it was going to be about books (possibly movies too) and was so confused by the mention of music. That's so weird to me.
I also was about to post the link to the wikipedia article.
So basically I have nothing to contribute now, besides a general "huh? steampunk music? wha?" :)
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 03:05:04 PM »

Lets talk books and movies then? I never knew there were such things as the books and movies?

What books and movies are your favorites?
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2010, 03:07:06 PM »

I also clicked on this thread, thinking it was going to be about books (possibly movies too) and was so confused by the mention of music. That's so weird to me.
I also was about to post the link to the wikipedia article.
So basically I have nothing to contribute now, besides a general "huh? steampunk music? wha?" :)

Lets talk books and movies then? I never knew there were such things as the books and movies?

What books and movies are your favorites?

lets talk about steampunk in general.


I like when people craft things based on steampunk concepts. like this:

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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010, 03:15:37 PM »

SteamPunk BlueTooth stuff D:


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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010, 03:20:42 PM »

http://www.geekologie.com/2007/11/steampunk_laptop_looks_old_wor.php



Does anyone have any book to recommend? I've read only a few comics, never a book. They are pretty hard to find around here.
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2010, 03:28:11 PM »

This reminds me how much I loooove tattoos like this...

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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2010, 03:33:40 PM »

This reminds me how much I loooove tattoos like this...




awesome! I've saw a few ones here, but all them looked "fake".
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Re: Steam Punk
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2010, 05:00:34 PM »

Been around a while now, but I always quite liked:
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2010, 05:23:00 PM »

Oooohhhhh!!! So that's steam punk.
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2010, 06:15:05 PM »

This reminds me how much I loooove tattoos like this...


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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2010, 06:34:37 PM »

I know of a steampunk band called Abney Park, but I don't listen to them.
I do listen to a really good Swedish band called Waves Under Water which kind of has a steampunk visual aesthetic.

Some of the high quality steampunk projects people have done are neat but I'm not really interested in the culture.
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2010, 06:58:12 PM »

It's also nerd-games....  LINK
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2010, 08:13:17 PM »

Oooohhhhh!!! So that's steam punk.

well... not EXACTLY, but those are things inspired on. =]
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2010, 09:29:24 PM »

Oooohhhhh!!! So that's steam punk.

well... not EXACTLY, but those are things inspired on. =]

Oh okay. I read the wikipedia page one curious evening (evenings when I google random shit and always end up reading wiki articles) and I didn't fully understand it. Then I saw this thread and all these pictures illuminated me. But I'll keep reading until I get a concrete idea. Thanks!
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2010, 10:20:13 PM »

I wager you'd all like this

http://www.clockworkcabaret.com/
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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2010, 10:27:33 PM »

Oh okay. I read the wikipedia page one curious evening (evenings when I google random shit and always end up reading wiki articles) and I didn't fully understand it. Then I saw this thread and all these pictures illuminated me. But I'll keep reading until I get a concrete idea. Thanks!

You are welcome! :]

Don't get me wrong, is just that it has many other details that are really cool and really clarifies why it is called STEAMpunk. Im not that much into the genre, Ive just read a few comics, watched some animes and read about it. You should watch Steamboy. It has some of the feeling of steampunk (and is a terrific anime, nonetheless) .

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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2010, 11:27:53 PM »

Oh okay. I read the wikipedia page one curious evening (evenings when I google random shit and always end up reading wiki articles) and I didn't fully understand it. Then I saw this thread and all these pictures illuminated me. But I'll keep reading until I get a concrete idea. Thanks!

You are welcome! :]

Don't get me wrong, is just that it has many other details that are really cool and really clarifies why it is called STEAMpunk. Im not that much into the genre, Ive just read a few comics, watched some animes and read about it. You should watch Steamboy. It has some of the feeling of steampunk (and is a terrific anime, nonetheless) .


Steamboy....the only anime i've ever watched in entirety. I had a brief steampunk/cyberpunk time which is how i knew about my link above as well.
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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2010, 01:00:16 AM »

I wager you'd all like this

http://www.clockworkcabaret.com/
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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2010, 01:22:47 AM »

My favorite picture (in the wiki, also, of course):



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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2010, 02:28:56 AM »

I wager you'd all like this

http://www.clockworkcabaret.com/

I love that show, Klaude (one of the hosts) was really nice and gave me a hand to write an article on Steampunk fashion for my univeristy magazine
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2010, 03:26:47 AM »

looking for a steampunk author? try China Mieville .....
also Stephen Hunt's Court of the Air
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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2010, 07:52:53 AM »

Steamboy....the only anime i've ever watched in entirety. I had a brief steampunk/cyberpunk time which is how i knew about my link above as well.

You should watch Katuhiro Otomo's animes. Akira, Memories. Katuhiro Otomo is fantastic.

Spriggan is really good, thought not from Otomo.
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2010, 10:12:06 AM »

Steamboy....the only anime i've ever watched in entirety. I had a brief steampunk/cyberpunk time which is how i knew about my link above as well.

You should watch Katuhiro Otomo's animes. Akira, Memories. Katuhiro Otomo is fantastic.

Spriggan is really good, thought not from Otomo.
not a fan of anime styles and whatnot, the only reason i bothered with steamboy was the steampunk theme
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2010, 12:59:14 PM »

not a fan of anime styles and whatnot, the only reason i bothered with steamboy was the steampunk theme

You don't need to be an anime fan to watch Akira and Memories. Otomo's films are beyond your average anime/animation, way better than most of *any kind* of animation and even many films.
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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2010, 02:19:27 PM »

looking for examples of musicians considered by some to be "steam-punk"?

http://www.sepiachord.com/

http://www.phonovault.com/

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looking for a steampunk author? try China Mieville .....
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« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2010, 07:07:00 PM »

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« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2010, 07:56:44 PM »

Lemming Malloy Dude has a steampunk Keyguitar so uh yea!
I saw them lives and they are pretty cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Szk9F5KfQ

OH CLOSE UP ON HIS KEYTARRRRRR in this one

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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2010, 03:04:47 AM »

steampunk in mainstream movies.....
the Wild Wild West...very steampunk
League of Extraordinary gentlemen
any version of The Time machine
any version of 2000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Golden Compass (the books are steampunkish fantasy)
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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2010, 11:51:12 AM »

A book I'd like to read in the steampunk genre is "Boneshaker".
The Dinotopia books sort of fall into the world of steampunk.

And musically, there's Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys http://armyoftoys.bandcamp.com/
They have a radio play up on their bandcamp now that I haven't listened to, and you can also find their music on youtube etc. I recommend the song "Friend in Goddamn" and their cover of the Ghost Busters theme. "No Room" is also quite good.

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« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2010, 12:13:42 PM »

Last week, a big brazilian newspaper (Folhas de São Paulo) published an small article about steampunk "young folks that dress funny victorian clothes and do silly "i wish I lived in the 19th century" stuff". no mention that steampunk is a literature sub-genre. however, 11 years ago they did publish something about steampunk - it was on a column that is no longer published (I read on their online archive.  Go figure why they did not say it is also a literature genre.
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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2010, 07:41:58 PM »



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« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2010, 01:24:56 AM »

Whodoshebe?




Also, I saw this film today on DVD, called "9"....
No, not "District 9", and not the singin' & dancin' film also called "9".....

This one, kinda Steampunk-post-apocalypse:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4nzsZnBKw4c" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/4nzsZnBKw4c</a>


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« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2010, 08:55:17 PM »

Whodoshebe?




Also, I saw this film today on DVD, called "9"....
No, not "District 9", and not the singin' & dancin' film also called "9".....

This one, kinda Steampunk-post-apocalypse:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4nzsZnBKw4c" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/4nzsZnBKw4c</a>


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by the prevailing military hardware) at a time closer to World War 1 than 2...]

it actually started out as a digital short that Burton really liked and helped make into a full length movie.
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« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2010, 10:13:44 PM »

^  I saw that.  It's on YouTube, but it isn't as overtly steampunk as the feature film.
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« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2010, 04:58:04 AM »

9 was awesome, i have the dvd.  i think it's one of the pirated ones from korea my stepson sent home though.


the first steampunk tattoo i ever did was started at least a year and a half ago.  my roommate asked me to draw him a steampunk heart tear-out.  originally it was supposed to have a clockwork demon on top of it but he decided he liked the drawing i did so much he wanted the heart the exact size i drew it.  it doesn't photograph well but in the flesh so to speak, it looks pretty good, i think.  he likes it, anyway.  i think it should have been stuffed with gears, but there is only so much outline he can take there; he is not a well-padded fellow.




i didn't do that dragon under it, by the way.  but i did do the american mcgee's alice tattoo you can kinda see on his arm.  he's also the guy with harley quinn.  dude comes up with some awesome tattoos.  he's the one i first heard the word 'steampunk' and tha name 'datamancer' from.
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« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2010, 05:09:38 AM »

oh, and we're trying to make one of these:


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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2010, 11:08:19 AM »

I am a huge Steampunk fan.  I am writing my new novel as a steampunk book set in New York.  I am loving the process.  The worlds you can create are so much fun.
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« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2010, 12:01:52 PM »

did you know that the Empire State building was designed for mooring airships?
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« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2010, 12:34:22 PM »

did you know that the Empire State building was designed for mooring airships?
I seem to recall hearing that, but I was never quite sure if it was true, or
simply something clever thought of by someone with a good imagination....
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« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2010, 02:34:09 AM »

nope it really was.... and then the whole airship thing went out the window when the hindenburg crashed....I think it was a beutiful way to travel....luxury liners of of sky...not massively fast but graceful....there is some marvelous science fiction from the 1900s all about airships
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« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2010, 12:15:39 PM »

nope it really was.... and then the whole airship thing went out the window when the hindenburg crashed....I think it was a beutiful way to travel....luxury liners of of sky...not massively fast but graceful....there is some marvelous science fiction from the 1900s all about airships
There has been some talk of reviving it.  It's slower, and far more weather-sensitive than fixed-wing
air travel, but it's also far less susceptible to catastrophic mass-casualty technical difficulties.  (Keep
in mind that Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen, and coated with a sealer that closely resembled
thermite in its composition, both of which conditions have since been corrected.)  It's still faster than
taking train or bus, and I suspect it'd just be a matter of finding enough start-up money...
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2010, 12:44:48 PM »

...although i would rather pilot a motorcycle than a dirigible.  but there are always ultralights.....


we could, perhaps, slap some wings on this thing:

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« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2010, 12:46:42 PM »

...although i would rather pilot a motorcycle than a dirigible.  but there are always ultralights.....
Ever actually flown an airship?  It might be the ultimate transcendent experience...
(Okay, probably not, but it's probably pretty cool....)
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2010, 12:49:50 PM »

i'm pretty sure that a motorcycle is the ultimate transcendent experience.  hence the novel, 'zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.'  i myself never read it, it's boring as hell.  so you know it must be awesome.

besides, how cool are these?


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« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2010, 07:19:14 PM »

 :o

How many of those actually run?
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2010, 08:43:46 PM »

:o

How many of those actually run?
i'm given to understand all of them do, although one is actually electric, and the steam that blows out of it is for effect.  then again, my own gas-powered bike could eat any one of these within the first five seconds of the race (not to mention dominate as far as distance, comfort, and power), so, yanno.  the red-framed one is actually an 80-something honda moped that's been gutted and re-worked to run on steam, if i am not mistaken.  steam just doesn't make for a very fast or effective motor transport, however, so for the time being i will stick with spewing long-chain fluorocarbons into the air, and getting fifty mpg, and a hundred fifty miles to the tank, and i won't worry about looking cool because i already do.

the one on the bottom looks pretty amazing to look at, but it also looks like a bitch to try to steer.  and the guy sitting on it is begging for a crash, what with those tails being a threat to get caught in his chain.  not to mention if he goes over five miles per hour, he's going to lose that stupid top hat, unless he sensibly glues it to a helmet, and my money says probably that will not happen.


but, in the meantime, i might mod my little ole 500 honda shadow, if i find the time, and someone who can do the welding and junk who's reliable enough to get what i want done within the year.
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« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2010, 11:36:42 PM »

but, in the meantime, i might mod my little ole 500 honda shadow, if i find the time, and someone who can do the welding and junk who's reliable enough to get what i want done within the year.
I thought you did your own ironwork....   No?
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #56 on: April 09, 2010, 10:40:37 AM »

but, in the meantime, i might mod my little ole 500 honda shadow, if i find the time, and someone who can do the welding and junk who's reliable enough to get what i want done within the year.
I thought you did your own ironwork....   No?
i can blacksmith, yes.  but i have no forge, and i don't weld, at least not well enough to trust myself to 90 mph.  when there is boring manual labor to do, i get a guy on that for me.
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« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2010, 01:02:59 PM »

but, in the meantime, i might mod my little ole 500 honda shadow, if i find the time, and someone who can do the welding and junk who's reliable enough to get what i want done within the year.
I thought you did your own ironwork....   No?
i can blacksmith, yes.  but i have no forge, and i don't weld, at least not well enough to trust myself to 90 mph.  when there is boring manual labor to do, i get a guy on that for me.
Seems like the sort of thing that could be arranged on a cashless quid pro quo basis...

Surely there's a welder out there somewhere who wants to get a tattoo....
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #58 on: April 09, 2010, 03:36:14 PM »

but, in the meantime, i might mod my little ole 500 honda shadow, if i find the time, and someone who can do the welding and junk who's reliable enough to get what i want done within the year.
I thought you did your own ironwork....   No?
i can blacksmith, yes.  but i have no forge, and i don't weld, at least not well enough to trust myself to 90 mph.  when there is boring manual labor to do, i get a guy on that for me.
Seems like the sort of thing that could be arranged on a cashless quid pro quo basis...

Surely there's a welder out there somewhere who wants to get a tattoo....
well yeah, i don't pay cash for mechanic work or construction or roofing or armor building or anything to do with manual labor i don't feel like doing.  not when there are so many idle guys hanging around with experience, and blank arms.

although i pay ex post facto.  nothing more annoying or messy than repo-ing a tattoo.
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« Reply #59 on: April 09, 2010, 08:33:29 PM »

but, in the meantime, i might mod my little ole 500 honda shadow, if i find the time, and someone who can do the welding and junk who's reliable enough to get what i want done within the year.
I thought you did your own ironwork....   No?
i can blacksmith, yes.  but i have no forge, and i don't weld, at least not well enough to trust myself to 90 mph.  when there is boring manual labor to do, i get a guy on that for me.
Seems like the sort of thing that could be arranged on a cashless quid pro quo basis...

Surely there's a welder out there somewhere who wants to get a tattoo....
well yeah, i don't pay cash for mechanic work or construction or roofing or armor building or anything to do with manual labor i don't feel like doing.  not when there are so many idle guys hanging around with experience, and blank arms.

although i pay ex post facto.  nothing more annoying or messy than repo-ing a tattoo.
...but after the first time, you'd probably never have to do it again.
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« Reply #60 on: April 10, 2010, 03:03:44 AM »

but, in the meantime, i might mod my little ole 500 honda shadow, if i find the time, and someone who can do the welding and junk who's reliable enough to get what i want done within the year.
I thought you did your own ironwork....   No?
i can blacksmith, yes.  but i have no forge, and i don't weld, at least not well enough to trust myself to 90 mph.  when there is boring manual labor to do, i get a guy on that for me.
Seems like the sort of thing that could be arranged on a cashless quid pro quo basis...

Surely there's a welder out there somewhere who wants to get a tattoo....
well yeah, i don't pay cash for mechanic work or construction or roofing or armor building or anything to do with manual labor i don't feel like doing.  not when there are so many idle guys hanging around with experience, and blank arms.

although i pay ex post facto.  nothing more annoying or messy than repo-ing a tattoo.
...but after the first time, you'd probably never have to do it again.
you and i both know this world does not work like that.....it would only work for people who learn from other's mistakes....
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« Reply #61 on: April 10, 2010, 02:28:32 PM »

but, in the meantime, i might mod my little ole 500 honda shadow, if i find the time, and someone who can do the welding and junk who's reliable enough to get what i want done within the year.
I thought you did your own ironwork....   No?
i can blacksmith, yes.  but i have no forge, and i don't weld, at least not well enough to trust myself to 90 mph.  when there is boring manual labor to do, i get a guy on that for me.
Seems like the sort of thing that could be arranged on a cashless quid pro quo basis...

Surely there's a welder out there somewhere who wants to get a tattoo....
well yeah, i don't pay cash for mechanic work or construction or roofing or armor building or anything to do with manual labor i don't feel like doing.  not when there are so many idle guys hanging around with experience, and blank arms.

although i pay ex post facto.  nothing more annoying or messy than repo-ing a tattoo.
...but after the first time, you'd probably never have to do it again.
you and i both know this world does not work like that.....it would only work for people who learn from other's mistakes....
I thik it all depends on how you display the one you had to get back...
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« Reply #62 on: April 10, 2010, 02:31:53 PM »

but, in the meantime, i might mod my little ole 500 honda shadow, if i find the time, and someone who can do the welding and junk who's reliable enough to get what i want done within the year.
I thought you did your own ironwork....   No?
i can blacksmith, yes.  but i have no forge, and i don't weld, at least not well enough to trust myself to 90 mph.  when there is boring manual labor to do, i get a guy on that for me.
Seems like the sort of thing that could be arranged on a cashless quid pro quo basis...

Surely there's a welder out there somewhere who wants to get a tattoo....
well yeah, i don't pay cash for mechanic work or construction or roofing or armor building or anything to do with manual labor i don't feel like doing.  not when there are so many idle guys hanging around with experience, and blank arms.

although i pay ex post facto.  nothing more annoying or messy than repo-ing a tattoo.
...but after the first time, you'd probably never have to do it again.
you and i both know this world does not work like that.....it would only work for people who learn from other's mistakes....
I thik it all depends on how you display the one you had to get back...
i think whether or not i go to prison depends also on the same.....



hmmmmm...........i'm trying to build a functional steampunk tattoo machine, probably for display mostly, speaking of display, but it keeps getting too big to use functionally with any sort of comfort....
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« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2010, 02:43:43 PM »

hmmmmm...........i'm trying to build a functional steampunk tattoo machine, probably for display mostly, speaking of display, but it keeps getting too big to use functionally with any sort of comfort....
I think what you're missing is that a tattoo machine is damn near steampunk already.....
It's very "mechanical" looking, with pointy bits, and curved bits and cylinders and rods
and things that do.... something....  (I assume you know what, as you work with the
darn thing, but outside folk have no clue...)

Maybe if you could find a way for it to emit the occasional puff of model-railroad smoke...
...and make a more imposing noise...  something with a rattle and/or clank-factor.
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« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2010, 02:33:12 AM »

the thing to do would be to attatch tubes to the machine that link to some sort of typrwriter/ engine hybrid machine that does all the clanking and steaming
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2010, 03:02:39 AM »

i already run them with a silver contact screw and a high enough setting that i get a good sized blue or white spark in the back.  i think if i could make that spark into an arc, add some extra brass plates, and of course attach the requisite unrelated tesla coil or lightning ball to the top of the power supply, we might be all set....

then again, the trick might be to rig a bike chain or gear crank, and have the actual machine itself not dependent on electricity, but gets its rotary or repeating electromagnet from elsewhere and runs on a sort of rotary shaft, like a dremel flex-shaft.
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« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2010, 09:15:57 PM »

i already run them with a silver contact screw and a high enough setting that i get a good sized blue or white spark in the back.  i think if i could make that spark into an arc, add some extra brass plates, and of course attach the requisite unrelated tesla coil or lightning ball to the top of the power supply, we might be all set....

then again, the trick might be to rig a bike chain or gear crank, and have the actual machine itself not dependent on electricity, but gets its rotary or repeating electromagnet from elsewhere and runs on a sort of rotary shaft, like a dremel flex-shaft.
...all rigged to an antique foot-powered dentist's drill.....    :o

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« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2010, 09:45:10 PM »

okay, i have to have this drill.
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« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2010, 12:23:42 AM »

okay, i have to have this drill.
Well, it's just as it appears (and on thinking about it, the sort of thing steampunk is all about)...
There's a foot pedal that turns a flywheel which turns, by way of pulleys, wheels and belts, a
detatchable-bit drill...  Certainly an improvement over purely-hand-operated drills, at perhaps
a few thousand rpm, it still compares poorly with modern 400K-800K rpm models...
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Re: Steam Punk
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2010, 12:37:03 AM »

well and we're only poking someone three k a minute with a tattoo machine, anyway.  we dont want to set them on fire.

the first tattoo machine was made out of a modded stencil making machine that edison built, modded by a guy named samuel o'reilly.  it looks pretty damn steampunk already.  and, it dates 1890's as well.  so, yanno.  i could find me one of those, or steal it from the museum or whatever.





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« Reply #72 on: June 08, 2010, 11:49:36 PM »

And while you're riding that you can wear this:



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« Reply #73 on: June 09, 2010, 01:33:01 AM »

^ steampunk Gimp....   ;D   :evil7:
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« Reply #74 on: June 09, 2010, 07:59:26 AM »

have you hear of steamcrunk?
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